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Seagate has a new consumer SSD called the BarraCuda
By Kenny Yeo - on 4 Jul 2018, 10:53am

Seagate has a new consumer SSD called the BarraCuda

Seagate BarraCuda SSD (Image source: Seagate)

Seagate may be a storage giant but unlike rivals Western Digital, it has been very quiet on the flash storage front.

They released their first consumer SSD back in 2013 called the Seagate 600 but hasn't really done much since then.

Now, they are back at it again with the new Seagate BarraCuda SSD.

The BarraCuda SSD is a consumer-grade SSD that comes in a 2.5-inch form factor and supports the SATA 6Gbps interface.

The controller is unspecified and so is the type of memory used, although it is likely to be 3D TLC NAND.

Performance specifications are as follows:

  • Sequential read/write: 540MB/s, 520MB/s
  • Random 4k read/4k write: 90k IOPs/unspecified

The BarraCuda SSD will come in 250GB, 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB capacities.

Local availability and pricing have yet to be determined, but we will update once we get information.

In the US, the BaraCuda will be available on Amazon exclusive on Prime Day 2018 (July 16) ahead of general availability which is expected to be in September. In the US, prices will begin at US$74.99 for the 250GB model.

Source: Anandtech


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